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Dairy & Beef Cattle

Limosine Bull with no background looking at Vetrinarian doing genetic testingOur primary focus is on small beef and dairy operations that rely on identifying useful traits in their animals that might fetch them additional value in the market. Useful genetic traits like the A2 form of beta casein (A2 Milk) vs the A1 form of beta casein in dairy cattle, clearly creates additional value. We have selected a few tests that are useful for positive trait improvement and genetic disease elimination in your farm.

GenoTypica offers custom solutions or off-the-shelf solutions for all your trait and genetic disease detection needs. If there is a test that you consider important and do not see on our list, feel free to contact us and ask about it. In most cases, we should be able to work with you and develop the needed testing within a few weeks. The following tests are currently available:

Beef Cattle Tests:

  • Traits: Perfect Black/Perfect Red test (coat color test), A2 Beta Casein (A2 Milk), UoGCAST (marbling), TG5(Tenderness)
  • Genetic conditions: Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM), Dwarfism (Angus PRKG2, D2), Contractural Arachnodactyly (CA), Neuropathic Hydrocephalus (NH), Osteopetrosis (OS), Mandibulofacial dystosis (MD), Tibial Hemimelia (TH), PHA1 and PHA2 (Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca), Mannosidosis, Idiopathic Epilepsy (IE)

Dairy Cattle Tests:

  • Traits: A2 Beta Casein (A2 Milk), Kappa Casein, beta lactoglobulin, Horned/Polled, Perfect Black/Perfect Red test (coat color test), Holstein haplotypes like HH1, HH3, HCD (haplotype for cholesterol deficiency)
  • Genetic conditions: Brachyspina, Citrullinemia, BLAD (bovine leukocyte adhesion deficiency), DUMPS (deficiency of uridine monophosphate synthase), Pompe's disease, CVM (Complex vertebral malformation)
  • Ongoing test development:

    Holstein mulefoot, Mysostatin (M1), Developmental Duplication (DD), Fishy odor milk (FMO3).

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